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gorge

[ gawrj ]SEE DEFINITION OF gorge
  • nounvalley
  • verbeat voraciously

Synonyms for gorge

  • canyon
  • chasm
  • crevasse
  • ravine
  • abyss
  • arroyo
  • cleft
  • clove
  • fissure
  • flume
  • gap
  • glen
  • gulch
  • pass
  • clough
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Antonyms for gorge

  • closing
  • closure
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GORGE

The scenery before the gorge of the river is reached is gloomy, but grand.

To all this Robin listened, and as he listened his gorge rose.

The bottom of the gorge was leveled off with infinite labor.

The next instant he dropped lightly to the floor of the gorge.

The bottom of the gorge had all the appearance of a wartime camp.

We saw the bridge she'd built over a gorge, and I became deeply excited.

In a trice we had galloped past the fortress, through the village, and had ridden into the gorge.

I did not ride up to the village, but turned to the right, along the gorge.

Presently the Austrian standards were brought up from the gorge.

But the wanton lures me to a village far from the road on the other side of the gorge.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "throat," from Old French gorge "throat, bosom," from Late Latin gurges "gullet, throat, jaws," of uncertain origin, probably related to Latin gurgulio "gullet, windpipe," from PIE *gwere- "to swallow." Transferred sense of "deep, narrow valley" was in Old French.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GORGE

abysm

noundeep hole
  • abyss
  • bottomless pit
  • chasm
  • depth
  • gorge
  • gulf

abyss

nounsomething very deep, usually a feature of land
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